First session of the intergovernmental negotiating committee to prepare a global legally binding instrument on mercury


The first session of the committee will be held in Stockholm, Sweden, from June 7 to 11 2010. Practical information, including information on the venue, accommodation, and the city of Stockholm can be found at http://www.respoint.se/itp/event/inc1/9475 . A technical briefing session will be held on Sunday morning 6 June from 9 am to 1 pm.

The invitation letter (English, French and Spanish) was out to governments and representatives of intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations in January 2010. Registration forms should be submitted by all intending participants. Non-governmental organizations are reminded of the need for accreditation to participate in the negotiating process as an observer.

Meeting documents will be posted here.

Delegates are reminded of the need for nationals of many countries to obtain a visa to enter Sweden, as well as any required transit visas for the journey. Please contact the secretariat should you require additional assistance.